Getting Links From Professors & College Students

Mar 16, 2009 • 8:50 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO
 

A WebmasterWorld thread has tips from senior member wheel on how to get links from .edu pages, even when they might not be .edu pages.

Wheel said that many professors have web sites that might not be on an edu top level domain. Since edu links might not be better than any other TLD, then why not go after any link from any professor's site?

Wheel said:

Searching on things like widget instructors, widget courses, and anything you can think of related to education in your niche is likely to provide a rich list of potential link sources.

For example, if you sell video cameras, why not sure for videography instructor or videography professor and then continue by drilling down on those professor's web sites.

The same goes with college or university students. Find their web pages and send them some beer. Of course, as discussed in the thread, that might be considered a paid link. ;-)

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Comments:

Bill Ross

03/16/2009 01:38 pm

That's a great idea. "Since edu links might not be better than any other TLD, then why not go after any link from any professor's site?". I don't think .edu links themselves are better, or should I say the ".edu" extensions. Where I do think they might surpass other websites is most .edu sites are less likely to link to bad sites so their trust may be higher. But it's all about quality when it comes to links.

Hershel Miller

03/16/2009 06:25 pm

Thanks for this post, we just so happen to sell video cameras ;-) Ya know, I still think the .edu link is extremely valuable. I may be reading out of context here, but "generally .edu links do not get additional credibility from Google" does not bother to mention that Generally the link neighborhood and authority of that neighborhood for a .edu website is more powerful than the link neighborhood of most .com sites. Either way I agree that links from professors sites are good things.

Derek Kean

03/17/2009 09:34 am

Another point to post on here, is the power of utilizing University Students as temps or interns. They will gain valuable insights into the industry, you will gain an extra hand in working, and hopefully you have a powerful ally with access to their .edu and their professor's .edu. Plus its not a bad idea for the current economy- everyone needs work. Cheers

Simone Icough

03/18/2009 11:33 am

"Find their web pages and send them some beer. Of course, as discussed in the thread, that might be considered a paid link. ;-)" This made me chuckle and had to comment, great post and very interesting it was the sarcasm about paid links that made me roll up!

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